The girl who followed me into the Jungle

It’s only today, I understand the frustration of my family.

This happened, after spending 6 months working with a girl.

She is top rated girl, from good family, educated from the best schools in the world. She is humble, hardworking, smart and sociable, but she is not interested in marriage for the sake of marrying.

She is now close to three decades old, and men with power, money, and handsomeness had lurked, tried, but she is still single, pursuing her unique dream to make kids in the world laugh hard while wildening their unlimited imagination.

The most reasonable reaction seeing that girl is “what a lost?”. Nature gave intelligence, beauty, and luck to that girl.

When we walk on the streets she is an instant celebrity. People stop what they are doing to look at her. People fall on her hand, people want to give her something. People want to be her friends. She often has to hide in the bed, away from eyes.

Today, I can understand my family. I’ve got so much of all the best things nature and society could give one single person, but unfortunately I’m not interested in materialism, I’m not interested in social status, I don’t go to church, and I live like if I have nothing. Only those who know me, know who I’m. I attract attention and crowd with my work, but a friend recently told me “stop hiding”. Another friend is preparing me to become President.

It’s just like if they won’t say ” you are a shame for us. You are lost”.

Maybe that’s the reason why that girl and I, have so much to understand each other. She is a urban girl. I’m a jungle man. She visited the jungle.

Some people like me, are not cut for our time values, and are looking for something that make us happy, beyond wealth and social status.

To live such a life, prepare to be un-understood.


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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